The 2019 Western Conference Final features two teams who are relatively unfamiliar with one another - the Chicago Wolves and San Diego Gulls. In fact, the only two meetings ever between the two teams occurred last season when they split the series 1-1.
ROSEMONT, Ill - After allowing the Iowa Wild to tie the series at two games in Des Moines, the Wolves bounced back with a huge game...
After taking the first two matches at home, the Chicago Wolves suddenly found themselves tied 2-2 in the 2019 Central Division Finals against the Iowa Wild.
After the Chicago Wolves won the first two games with seeming ease, Andrew Hammond has found his groove in net for the Iowa Wild. While Chicago was the better team in game three, his 26-save game three shutout began closing the series gap for Iowa. Entering game four, the series lead was now just 2-1.
May 2nd brought with it game two of the opening round match up between the Chicago Wolves, who were looking to double their series lead, and the Iowa Wild, who wanted to steal one game before returning home.
It was a game of inches at the Allstate Arena Wednesday night in game one of the Central Division Finals between the Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild.
Relive the Wolves-Griffins 144 combined PIMs game in all its glory. Photos taken by Tina Roszkowski.
Needing five games apiece to move on, the Central Division Final features the #1 and #3 seeds, the Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild.
The Chicago Wolves had come back from two series deficits, 1-0 and 2-1, in order to force a game five against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Entering Sunday’s rubber match, head coach Rocky Thompson noted Chicago would only move onto the second round if it excelled at its own style of play, and did not allow Grand Rapids to get under its skin.
A 1-1 series meant that Tuesday's game three between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Chicago Wolves was really the first in a now best-of-three series.